House of Prime Rib, San Francisco

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews

1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 885-4605
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    HOUSE OF PRIME RIB: Can not miss the Prime Rib

    by xymmot Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    like Prime Rib,???? here is a link to the best in San Fran

    House of Prime Rib is a San Francisco Landmark. Our juicy and delicious Prime Rib is made from the highest quality corn-fed beef available.

    House of Prime Rib

    1906 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109 Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10:00pm Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm Sat 4:30pm-10:00pm Sun 4:00pm-10:00pm Tel: (415) 885-4605 Fax: (415) 921-0854


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    House of Prime Ribs: Worth coming back

    by mupphine Updated Apr 4, 2011

    My husband and I always eat here everytime we come and visit San Francisco.
    The food and the service are really good. Suggestion: call to RSVP otherwise you will have to wait for an hour or so.

    Favorite Dish: English Cut Prime Ribs.
    This cut is just perfect size for us. You can always ask for second and it's on the house but you have to finish it and can't take it to go.

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    House of Prime Rib: Best Local Steakhouse in Van Ness!

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Where else can you get a refill on prime rib? The meat is always good, the salad is amazing and really cool to watch them make, and the shepherd's pie at the end is a great end. The service is always great, The atmosphere is always very relaxed and nice. The customer service is great, and I've never had to wait more than 5 mins before being seated everytime.

    To enter this restaurant, you need more than a healthy appetite for meat. Chunks of delicious prime rib are served with a helping of spinach and potatoes. The restaurant also offers a daily fish special, for those who want something light. There are several dining rooms and a fireplace, making it feel like an exclusive club-house. This is one of the best restaurant in town and owner Joe Betz makes sure that the interiors are re-decorated often in order to install a new look to the place

    Mon-Thu 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Fri 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Sat 4:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Sun 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

    Favorite Dish: Anyone who loves a huge slab of meat and old-school-style dining will feel right at home at this famous San Franciscan shrine to prime rib!. It's a fun and ever-packed affair within the men's clublike dining rooms (fireplaces included), where drinks are stiff, waiters are loose, and all the beef is roasted in rock salt, sliced tableside, and served with salad dramatically tossed tableside followed by creamed spinach and either mashed potatoes or a baked potato and Yorkshire pudding, which accompany the entree. To placate the occasional non-meat eater, they offer a fish-of-the-day special. Another bonus: kids prime rib dinners are a paltry $11.45. (cheaper than morton's or Ruth Chris!).

    English cut prime rib at $ 34.85 which was thinly sliced and excellent with the creamy spicy horseradish with sidings of creamed spinach, Yorkshire pudding and loaded baked potato and typical of large american servings, can feed a small family (but I would prefer the King Henry VIII cut at 37.65, Hey I'm a glutton, what can I say!)

    An Institution in Van Ness Their Specialty is Just Prime Rib but their Fine! Chef Carving the Prime Rib! Give me! Hungry!
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    House of Prime Rib: Must Eat!

    by acebruin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place is a must visit if you go to San Francisco, especially if you like meat! Valet parking is available if you don't feel like hunting for a street parking. Parking in San Francisco is horrible in general. They're only open for dinner.

    This restaurant is packed especially during the weekend. You should call in and make a reservation first. However, if you forget to make a reservation like me, just walk in and put your name down. The bad part is the wait can be around 2-3 hours! The bar is there to utilize. But there's a movie theater half a mile down the road, AMC 1000 Van Ness. I went to catch a movie there while waiting for my table. When I finished watching, I came back to the restaurant, and walaaaa I got my table within 10 minutes. Perfect night at the movie and dinner.

    The dress code is anywhere from casual to semi casual. However if you come with a special person, you have to dress to impress right? :)

    The food is excellent. If you like the thinner meat, get the english cut. It's absolutely mouth watering. If you like massive meat, get the King Henry cut. It comes with mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, yorkshire pudding and creamed spinach or corn. They bring a big bowl of salad and mix it right in front of you. It's kind of neat and cool! A little secret, if you clean your plate and look like you're still hungry, the waiters would offer you seconds. You don't even have to ask for it! Yes you can get seconds in this restaurant if you ask politely. Absolutely wonderful!

    What impressed me the most is the service. It's top notch. As I was eating, I overheard the table to my left. A guest had spilled wine on his pants. Guess what?! The manager came over. She gave a card to the man and told him that House of Prime Rib will reimburse dry cleaning bill! She told the patron to have his pants dry cleaned and they would pay for it! WOW! That's what I call customer satisfaction.

    YOU MUST COME TO THIS PLACE IF YOU VISIT SAN FRANCISCO! The best prime rib I've ever had!

    Favorite Dish: Prime rib, prime rib and more prime rib. The english cut is excellent. Thin, tender and juicy!

    House of Prime Rib The entrance to the restaurant Menu cover One of the rooms Yummmmmmmmmm prime rib
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    House of Prime Rib: Melts in your mouth

    by MinorityCritic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Busy Van Ness Ave, no street parking but Valet Parking, always very busy, bar area is very cramped. Needless to say though, it's worth the wait, and the traffic headache. Take one bite of their Prime Rib, and you forget all your troubles! The tables are quite close to each other, you might want to refrain from conversation...period. A little secret is that if you kindly ask for a second cut, they will give it to you at no extra charge. Well....I've tried that the last few times I've been there, and they said "NO" so I guess that's no longer a priveledge.

    I've been coming here since I was a kid and I'm in my 30's now. It's always a treat to bring my family here. You won't want to leave! The owner is very kind and considerate.

    Favorite Dish: House of Prime Rib Cut $31.85
    A hearty portion of juicy, tender beef.

    The Prime Rib Cart The Cramped Bar
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    House of Prime Rib: Prime Time

    by poetjo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The prime rib here is second to none. The presentation and waitstaff are great. It is well worth your money.

    The San Francisco 49ers linebacker dinner is held here every year. So, that should tell you something. Have you seen the size of those guys?

    The restaurant is spacious with a friendly atmosphere. There are usually long waits on the weekends but no problem, have a drink at the bar.

    Favorite Dish: Prime rib of course.

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